The DePOT blog shares emerging research from within the project and outside of it. We aim to publish a range of perspectives. 

DePOT Blog Submissions Guideline 

We are looking for 750-1,000-word blog post with a clear message or argument, and a suggested title.


  • Write for a general and specialized audience, as this is our public-facing website. No jargon!  
  • Use Chicago-style citations  
  • If possible, send a photo to accompany your post with citation (photos must be under 2500 pixels) 
  • If you are not a DePOT affiliate, please send a writer biography (200 words max)  

Email submissions or questions to, and the DePOT blog is edited by Dr Steven High.

Topic ideas:

  • Responses to current events  
  • Discussions on upcoming publications  
  • Reflections on recent research trips  
  • Notes on recent conferences in related fields, protests and solidarity events, marches, workshops, roundtables… 
  • Posts commemorating important anniversaries or key historical events  
  • Blog posts written as coursework in a class related to deindustrialization  
  • Discussions on representations of deindustrialization in pop culture 
  • Personal essays about how your work in deindustrialization studies intersects with lived experience